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Roadside Tree Protection Law

Trees are removed for a number of reasons including death of the tree, structural defect, declining health, etc. Requests to remove a tree from the public right of way should be made to the Division of Highway Services. Requests are inspected by County Arborists to determine if the tree should be removed and the priority it should receive. Occasionally, trees that require removal have power lines in close proximity to parts of the tree. In this case, the removal of the tree must be coordinated with the appropriate utility, which can add to the length of time required to effect the removal of the tree.

Request to Remove County Tree online


Highway Services · Montgomery County Department of Transportation · 240-777-7623 · Fax: 240-777-7670 · 100 Edison Park Dr · 4th Floor · Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 ·
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